Coffee: Today Isn’t Happening Without It
Anyone want to take a guess at how much coffee is produced in Indonesia every year? A few thousand kilos? Maybe a few million? Tens of millions even?
Coming in as the fourth leading supplier of coffee in the world, Indonesia produced a whopping 660 million kilos of black gold in 2017. That’s 660,000 metric tons, or about 85 billion cups of morning Joe. Imagine that.
Indonesia isn’t new to the coffee game. In fact, coffee has been a staple of the national economy for centuries. Coffee production was first introduced to Indonesia by the Dutch in the late 1600s, and production continued well after colonization, as Indonesia’s climate is very well suited for the plant. Coffee is grown all across the archipelago, from Sumatra, to Sulawesi, to Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, and Papua.
On Bali, the Kintamani region near Mount Agung is the main coffee growing area. Balinese coffee farmers traditionally adhere to the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana,” which dictates that the three keys to happiness are good relations with God, with other people, and with the environment. This philosophy favors the production of organic and fair trade coffee on the island, which has gained a name for itself across the world.
In tune with our mission to source the most ethical and creative products on the island of Bali, we’re now offering coffee beans from Expat Roasters, an award-winning project led by head barista Shae Macnamara. Shae and his team at Expat work in close collaboration with local farmers from all over Indonesia to cultivate some of the finest quality beans on earth.
To start, we’re offering Expat Roasters’ Kintamani Single Origin and Nomad Blend Coffee Beans. The Kintamani Single Origin beans come from the Ulian Murni Farm in northeast Bali. Kintamani coffee is traditional known for its citrusy and floral taste. These single origin beans from Expat produce a jackfruit and roasted peanut aroma, with a passion fruit, floral, sweet vanilla aftertaste. The Nomad Blend, as its name would suggest, contains a mix of Kintamani and Aceh Gayo beans sourced from Bali and Sumatra. The tasting notes for this blend are cocoa and nuts upfront, with a slightly spicy finish and a rich caramel aftertaste.
We’re thrilled to have some of Bali’s very best coffee in our store, and we’re excited for you to give it a try. Order Expat Roasters Coffee (and all of your other grocery needs) from balidirectstore.com today!